HRAFF Goes West 2019
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives. In Australia, of the estimated original 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, only around 120 are still spoken. The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival is proud to present our inaugural First Nations shorts program in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre and Winda Film Festival. Join us for a tribute to the vibrancy of Indigenous film with this program of shorts all in Indigenous languages.
WHEN: Saturday 18 May, 6pm – 8pm
VENUE: FCAC Basement Theatre
COST: Full $10 /Concession $7
Director: Curtis Taylor (Warnman)
Langauge: Martu Wangka with English subtitles
Duration: 10:49 minutes
Two dissatisfied young men transformed themselves into snakes (“Jila Kujarra”) to make their way home from law ceremony to their mother in the west.
Yulubidyi (Until the End)
Director: Nathan Mewett, Curtis Taylor
Language: Martu Wangka with English subtitles
Duration: 12 minutes
A young Aboriginal man helps his disabled brother escape from their abusive life with the aid of a Mamu (Dreaming Creature).
Director: Mark Moora
Language: Kukatja with English subtitles
Duration: 12 Minutes
A Ngarti traditional story about a group of women who travelled from Roebourne to the Great Sandy Desert in search of husbands.
Director: Kimberley West
Language: English and Yawuru with English subtitles
Duration: 13 minutes
During the incoming tide, two young boys find themselves stranded on the sandbar, lost to their people forever. Marrimarrigun, the giant spirit returns them to their people as men.
Director: Dena Curtis
Language: Warrumungu with English subtitles
Duration: 12 mins
Gina, a young Aboriginal mother finds herself in a predicament when her husband Max returns home and learns the truth about baby Jacob.
Presented in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre, Human Rights Arts & Film Festival and Winda Film Festival.
1 – Still courtesy of HRAFF.